Pro-aborts really don’t like the moniker of “pro-life” because they fear that poll numbers are shifting against abortion mainly because we have the cooler name.
So in their effort to diminish the nomenclature advantage Politics Daily has a piece by Eleanor Clift on how one can be pro-life and pro-choice at the same time.
“It drives me crazy when people say we’re pro-abortion,” says Jen Bluestein, communications director for EMILY’s List, which works to elect pro-choice Democratic women. “You can be pro-life and pro-choice,” she explains, meaning you would not seek an abortion yourself or advocate for one, but would not want to take away the right from someone else, or criminalize the procedure.
Ha! So let me get this straight. The head of Emily’s List which is designed solely to raise money for the most extreme candidates committed to keeping even ninth month abortions legal is saying she’s pro-life? Folks, we’ve got them on the run. Make no mistake, even thought we’ve suffered some horrible defeats recently pro-choicers know that their stranglehold is slipping.
Clift writes of this fear by abortion advocates:
Twenty-five years later, attitudes about abortion are a lot more nuanced. Just about every woman has seen her own or someone else’s sonogram, and it’s not so easy to insist that no laws need apply. Younger women have a more complex view of abortion, and they don’t view the issue as passionately as their mothers. “If you ask them if they support abortion rights, they say they don’t know or they don’t want to answer that question,” said Jen Bluestein, Emily’s List communications director. For an organization created around the core mission of promoting reproductive choice, that could be a problem…
Let’s hope so. And that’s why we’re getting stories about how pro-choice is really pro-life. But increasingly people are seeing the truth and no nomenclature shell game will work.